New Report Details Russell Wilson's Ugly Final Year With Seattle Seahawks

It's been a tough couple of years for Russell Wilson. His first year with the Denver Broncos was an abject failure, resulting in a 5-12 record and a dead-last ranking in points scored. According to a new bombshell report from the Athletic, his last year with the Seattle Seahawks was even worse. Wilson allegedly asked ownership to fire head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.

Apparently, Wilson believed Carroll and Schneider were holding him back. In the early portion of Wilson' career, the Seahawks were arguably the league's most talented team. They fielded a historic defense that finished in the top five in yards allowed for five straight years while allowing the fewest points in the league for an NFL-record four consecutive seasons. The Seahawks won one Super Bowl and played in another over that period. However, from 2017 to 2021, the Seahawks regressed, culminating in a 7-10 season that expedited Wilson's exit.

2022 was a miserable year for Wilson's legacy. Not only did he bomb spectacularly with the Broncos, but the Seahawks also clawed their way back to relevance under quarterback Geno Smith. Smith set single-season franchise records for passing yards and completion percentage, leading the Seahawks to a 9-8 record and a top-10 finish in points scored.

There's still time for Wilson to rebound under new Broncos head coach Sean Payton. If Wilson wants to win Super Bowls and MVPs, he must focus on what he can control and improve as a player. The truth is, he has one top-five scoring offense to his credit. The league's current MVP and Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes already has four. Tom Brady has 13. Wilson needs to look inward. He wasn't a passenger in the Broncos' nightmarish 2022; he was the driver.

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